Friday, August 25, 2006
Pere Jacques du Pont happened to drop by to say Mass at a side altar the other day, afterwards over a cup of coffee, he told me about another thriving French community, LA COMMUNAUTÉ SAINT-MARTIN, one of his nephews has just joined them.
Their main work is amongst young people, catechising, celebrating the liturgy decently and pilgrimage, which always seems to include the "camping", the mainstay of French youth work. Pere Jacques says that the main thing is to get young people in a situation where they are able to talk to a priest who takes them seriously, but above all takes God seriously. He assured me that amongst young people in many parts of France there is a real flowering of the faith amongst the young. "They are rejecting their parents agnosticism, they are rebelling against the relativism that has caused them pain and made them victims. In this they see the Church as their ally".
I am afraid the site is in French only.
Posted by Fr Ray Blake